I’m not of the long limbed, long haired running brigade, I’m more of the shorter haired, shorter leg variety, but I do like to run. Its something I’ve done with varying degrees of intensity for some years now. I did my first and only marathon at 39 and have done a couple of half marathons since. With The London Royal Parks half marathon on the horizon in early October, I’ve begun to step up the training in the last few weeks and reflect on why I run.
- It’s the cheapest form of exercise, a pair of trainers, and a good sports bra and a little bit of determination is all you need.
- You can do it anywhere, any time, any place. Step outside your front door and there is your running track.
- Running = better physical and mental health. When I run, I’m more productive, and creative, and I sleep better at night
- It challenges me, and anyone who knows me knows I like a challenge
- Running isn’t about being thin, it’s about being fit and strong and healthy, but I can’t deny its good for keeping the waistline in check too
If you need any more convincing I highly recommend Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley. Read this and you will be desperate to pull on a pair of trainers.
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